Vending Machines Get an Overhaul: Organic & Eco-Friendly

Written by on April 14, 2014 in Business, Conscious Living with 1 Comment
image_pdfimage_print

Adam Williams | gizmag.com | April 11 2014

If you associate vending machines with sugary fizzy drinks and waist-expanding food, think again. The growing appetite for healthier snacks and on-the-go food has opened up a new market catering for the health-conscious and environmentally aware. Now an entrepreneur in the American Midwest has raised the bar further with Farmer’s Fridge health food kiosks.

farmersfridge

Recently launched in the Chicago area, Farmer’s Fridge is the brainchild of Luke Sanders, who has a background in manufacturing. The menu includes freshly made salads and snacks for both omnivores (who can find chicken, tuna, salmon and egg among the protein options) and vegans, who can eat everything else.


The automated kiosks combine rustic looks with a digital interface. They are wrapped in reclaimed barn wood from Modern Urban Woods of West Chicago, and interaction takes place through touch-screen technology. It also features bar code scanners, a credit card terminal and email receipts.

The machines contain an on-site recycling bin for empty plastic salad containers. Users can buy several products at once, and no food goes wasted as unsold salads are donated to a local food pantry.

The contents of the fridge are prepared daily in a kitchen in Chicago and delivered by 10am to each kiosk. Using organic ingredients from local farms whenever possible and in compliance with Environmental Working Group guidelines for using organic ingredients, the menu includes a combination of vegetables, whole grains, fruits, plant and animal protein to meet a wide range of nutritional needs and tastes. It is also SPE Certified, which guarantees nutritional value and taste.

The meals come in recycled, BPA- and Phthalate-free plastic jars that make eating easy in any kind of setting. The unit is also energy-efficient – the company says it requires less than US$10 of energy per month.

Keep reading about Farmer's Fridge innovative vending machines

Tags: , , ,

Subscribe

If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

Subscribe via RSS Feed Connect on YouTube

1 Reader Comment

Trackback URL Comments RSS Feed

  1. kathleenhallowell@gmail.com' www.plazoo.com says:

    Organic farms also don’t expose the vets working
    outdoors to synthetic pesticides and toxins. 8 Sweet bell peppers.
    Unlike its synthetic counterparts, organic coffee beans are grown the
    natural way and in accordance to nature’s own time.
    ‘ Organic food is good for the environment- Natural pesticide use allows for less pesticide run off, which is common in conventional farming.
    You can also buy a small brush to scrub them with.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

FAIR USE NOTICE. Many of the articles on this site contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making this material available in an effort to advance the understanding of environmental issues, human rights, economic and political democracy, and issues of social justice. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of the copyrighted material as provided for in Section 107 of the US Copyright Law which contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. If you wish to use such copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use'...you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. And, if you are a copyright owner who wishes to have your content removed, let us know via the "Contact Us" link at the top of the site, and we will promptly remove it.

The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Conscious Life News assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms.

Paid advertising on Conscious Life News may not represent the views and opinions of this website and its contributors. No endorsement of products and services advertised is either expressed or implied.
Top
Send this to a friend